Visionscape: Overpowered By Lagos “Peculiar Mess”

By Oji Odu In most parts of the Lagos metropolis, dirt has taken over. From Alimosho, Shomolu, Badore, Mushin, Ajegunle, Ikorodu et cetera, the situation is same, prompting the belief by Lagosians that Visionscape, the waste disposal company in the state cannot deal with about 13,000 metric tons of waste generated in the state daily, about the highest in sub-Sahara Africa. This is also posing a huge challenge to the state, and with grave health implications for its citizens. The situation has also raised fears that the company will likely…

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Nasarawa State Commissioner Says Meat Of Sick And Dead Animals Sold In Markets

Nasarawa State Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mr. Jameel Zakari, says some butchers in the state have been selling meat of sick and dead animals to customers. He told the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Lafia that his ministry had discovered the unwholesome practice and therefore vowed to sanction any butcher caught in the act. “The ministry of agriculture is working with security agencies to ensure that all those perpetrating this act are arrested and brought to justice in order to safeguard the health of the people. “We recently…

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Tramadol: A killer Drug

By Stephen Ubanna When Aminu Dahiru, an Assistant Comptroller General of Customs   and Coordinator of Nigeria Customs Service, Zone A, Lagos cried  out loud last April that tramadol, one of the pain relief drugs allegedly processed with Codeine by an India Pharmaceutical Company and pushed to the Nigeria market was having a negative effect on youths in the north many people did not believe him.  They dismissed his claim, insisting that it is like every other pain relief drug manufactured by Pharmaceutical companies in the country. But Dahiru  knew what…

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Ebola: Eventual land fall in Nigeria may spiral out of control

For the ninth time, Ebola epidemics strike the Democratic Republic of Congo, bringing trepidation to the numbed psyches of Congolese. As at last count, seventeen people are said to have died in the outbreak as health officials battle a disease that conspiracy theorists insist are part of depopulation globalist agenda aimed at black Africa. The last time it was in Liberia, a Liberian American, Patrick Sawyer, brought it to Nigeria by registering as a participant in a health conference in Calabar, but was quarantined in a private hospital. He died…

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Over 2000 Pregnant Women HIV Positive In Lagos

By Akinwale Kasali The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris,  revealed that at least 2,131 pregnant women have tested positive to Human Immunodeficiency Virus, HIV. Idris gave the statistics while briefing pressmen on activities of the ministry, at Alausa, Ikeja, explained that the $9.6 million grant from donor agencies further assisted in conduct of AIDS indicator survey, implementation and provision of technical support in Epe, Ikorodu and OshodI-Isolo councils. Idris, added that the number was discovered after conducting test for the pregnant women during their visit to the…

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Expired G-Glutamin Syrup Causes Concern

By Akinwale Kasali Greenlife Pharmaceuticals Limited, makers of G-Glutamin Syrup has intensify efforts to mop up expired G-Glutamin Syrup after public outcry against the brand. For the past three months, the magazine has observed that  expired G-Glutamin Syrup are still been sold in the market. The law stipulates that three months before the expiration of a drug, it must be off the shelf and not to be sold or consumed. But reverse is the case of G-Glutamin Syrup. It is still been sold in the market, which poses a threat…

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FG Bans Codeine Syrup

By Akinwale Kasali Following the abuse of codeine based syrup by Nigeria youths, the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Health has directed the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control to ban with immediate effect further issuance of permits for the importation of codeine as active pharmaceutical ingredient for cough preparations. This statement was made by the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole yesterday. The directive came less than 48 hours after a documentary titled, ‘Sweet, Sweet Codeine,’ was aired on BBC. The documentary which has…

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Lagos: From Fire to Quit Notice

  By Oji Odu Another perculiar mess (penkelemess) according to the late First Republic politician, Papa Adelabu may be in the offing in Lagos state. The state government has ordered residents living close to the Olusosun, Ojota refuse dump site to quit the area. The order which followed the shutdown of the site due to the inferno that engulfed the site for some days has cut short the joy that greeted the state’s earlier decision to shut the refuse dump, especially from the residents living within that axis. Their joy…

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Shutting Down Lagos Eyesore

  By Oji Odu Although many sympathised with those that accrued loses during last Wednesday, March 18, 2018 inferno that left vehicles, goods et cetera destroyed, however, another good number are not happy for yet another reason. Lagos state government now wants to remove the dumpsite following the loss of about 10 of its transportation buses (LAGBUS) in the fire that put that axis of the state at standstill. Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, reacting, said that the state government has decided to shut down the Olusosun dump site in…

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Optometrists Warns That Smoking And Drinking Can Make One Go Blind

A Benin-based optometrist, Dr. Ozor Ibhade, has warned that excessive smoking and drinking are likely to cause visual impairment in humans. Ibhade told the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Benin that about 253 people in the world had visual impairment out of which 36 million of them were actually blind. She said, “Many people suffer from visual impairment as a result of ignorance of the ways and methods of taking care of their eyes.” She explained that the eye, being one of the sensitive organs of the human body,…

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